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The new Monster Hunter movie trailer has guns, for some reason

By Tim Augustin - on 15 Oct 2020, 1:32pm

The new Monster Hunter movie trailer has guns, for some reason

Image: Sony Pictures Releasing

Milla Jovovich is done with zombies. Now, she’s hunting monsters. 

Sony Pictures has released a new trailer for the upcoming Monster Hunter movie adaptation, showing off several iconic monsters from the franchise. The movie was previously slated for release a month ago, before getting delayed to December 2020 due to the pandemic. 

Watch the trailer below:

Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil, Alien vs. Predator) directs this adaptation, which follows a unit of military forces who find themselves suddenly transported to a world full of monsters. Captain Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her unit later encounter a mysterious hunter (Tony Jaa), who teaches the newcomers how to take on these massive beasts. The trailer also shows off a couple of monsters that fans of the Monster Hunter games might recognise, like Diablos and Rathalos. 

It’s definitely… a choice to take the high fantasy world of Monster Hunter and make a movie featuring US military soldiers, but there you go. The trailer doesn't bode well for its quality, either. One of the soldiers even quips, “Are we the Guardians of the Galaxy now?” It’s probably best to go into this movie with low expectations. 

Capcom recently announced two new Monster Hunter games for the Nintendo Switch, and they look much better. 

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